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Addressing the Water Crisis in Gujarat, India

Kapil Kumar Narula; Ram Fishman; Vijay Modi; Lakis Polycarpou

Title:
Addressing the Water Crisis in Gujarat, India
Author(s):
Narula, Kapil Kumar
Fishman, Ram
Modi, Vijay
Polycarpou, Lakis
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Type:
Reports
Department:
Columbia Water Center
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Series:
Columbia Water Center White Paper
Publisher:
Columbia Water Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
This paper presents the results of the Columbia Water Center's study of the severe groundwater crisis in the Mehsana region of Northern Gujarat, India. The study concludes that the current pattern of groundwater exploitation is both costly for the state and unsustainable for farmers, and could lead to the complete failure of agriculture in the area within a few years if left unchecked. The study, funded by the PepsiCo Foundation, was conducted as the first phase of a CWC project to design more sustainable policy options to help conserve water and energy while improving farmer incomes in North Gujarat; future papers will outline the initial outcomes of the area pilot project along with resulting recommendations for policymakers in the area.
Subject(s):
Water resources management
Agriculture
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